Bayelsa Queens FC started as Garden City Angels Football Club in 1998, in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. The founder of the club is Dr John Pinaowei.
When the owner of the club, Dr John Pinaowei moved down to his State Bayelsa, he decided to change the name of the club from Garden City Angels to Bayelsa Queens Football Club in the year 2000. That was how Bayelsa Queens FC came about.
Then it was still run as a private owned club by the founder and not run professionally, but he was getting subvention from the then State Government.
Bayelsa Queens FC was finally bought over from Dr. John Pinaowei, when Prince Ebitimi Amgbare was commissioner for Sports development in 2003.
And so, Bayelsa Queens Football Club was officially taken over by the State Government of Late Chief Diepreye Solomon Peter Alanieyeseigha.
When the club was taken over by the Bayelsa State Government, Dr. John Pinaowei was made the first Chairman.
Bayelsa Queens is a Nigerian women football club based in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. They play in the highest pyramid of women football in Nigeria. They have won four championships in the Nigeria Women Premier League in the year 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2018.
Bayelsa Queens FC is the first female club in Nigeria to have her preseason abroad in 2007. The club is also known as Gloryland Girls, a name motivated by the government of the state.
The club is also known as ‘Restoration Girls’, a name after the government of now Senator Seriake Dickson.
Now the club Bayelsa Queens is known as ‘The Prosperity Girls’, a name given by the present government of Bayelsa State.
Betsy Obaseki Women’s Football Tournament Final:
The defending Aiteo Cup Champions, Bayelsa Queens defeated defending Champions of NWFL Premiership, Rivers Angels, to win the inaugural edition of the Betsy Obaseki Women’s Football Tournament.
After a goalless 90 minutes, Bayelsa won the game 4-3 on penalties to clinch the title which was named in honour of Edo State First Lady, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki.
PAST CHAIRMEN OF THE CLUB:
Dr. John Pinaowei (2003-2004)
Adonba Amgbare (2004-2006)
Epiphany Spiff (2006-2011)
Late Ironsi Bunas (2011-2012)
Epipany Spiff (2012-2015)
Tarilaye Nwankwe (2015-2016)
Ebiki Timitimi (2016-2019)
Apreala Robin Angonimi (2019-2021) Acting Chairman
Apreala Robin Angonimi (2021-date).
FC Robo Queens have over the years build up an empire of a women based football club in nurturing them to become household names and making their dreams come true of becoming professional women football players.
Rivers Angels FC (formerly known as Larry Angels FC) is a Nigerian Women’s Football
League Premiership club based in Port Harcourt Nigeria. The women’s club was formed
in 1986 by late Prince Lawrence Eze ( Larry) and five years later (in 1991), the
government of Rivers State took control of the club through the then First Lady of the
State, Mrs. Abbe.
The club’s huge reputation stemmed from evident impact, producing great stars and
incredible talent to have represented the country at various national levels. Among
those prominent stars are Stella Mbachu, Yinka Kudaisi, Perpetual Nkwocha, Nkiru
Okosieme, Judith Chime, Rita Nwadike, Prisca Emeafu, AsisatOshoala, etc.
Rivers Angels have boasted of great coaches that handled the team, ranging from the
likes of late Coach Bob Manuel, late Coach Goddy Agbarakwe, Coach Okey Anosike,
Coach Tunde Lawson, Coach Akin Salami, Coach Whyte Ogbonda and the present Coach
Rivers Angels is one of the most successful women’s clubs in Nigeria, the medal cabinet
of the club is decorated with trophies to prove that indeed it’s among the frontline
The Jewels of Rivers State as nicknamed have won seven league titles and 11 Federation
Cups and one Champion Shield Cup.
Rivers Angels are the first club to represent Nigeria in the CAF Women’s Champions
League, following their appearance at the inaugural edition in Egypt.